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The Southwest Dubois County School Corporation will have a new leader when the new school year begins in August and he’s no stranger to the area.

During their regular monthly meeting last night the Southwest Dubois school board selected 48-year old Tim Lagrange as the district’s new superintendent.

As mentioned LaGrange is a familiar face to the Dubois County educational as well as athletic landscape.

He is a 1987 graduate of Perry Central High School. After attending Indiana University, he began his career in education as well as athletics right across the river in Hancock County Kentucky where he taught and coached basketball for 2 years before returning to Indiana and heading northwest to Jasper High School in the 1994-95 school year.

In 13 years at JHS, Lagrange taught social studies and coached in the boys basketball program including 10 years as head coach of the Wildcats where his teams had a combined record of 125-103. He also won a pair of sectionals in 2001 and 2002 and a regional title in 02′.

He moved to Jeffersonville High School in 2007-08 where he taught and and coached the Red Devils for four seasons winning the sectional and regional championship in 2010.

He then went into administration remaining with the the Greater Clark School District serving 2 years as an assistant principal at Charlestown Middle School before returning to “Jeff High” as assistant principal for the last four years.

Lagrange says he looks forward to leading the Southwest district. He says its one of the finest in the area and looks to continue the tradition….

Tim is married to the former Angie Ransome, a Huntingburg native and graduate of Southridge High School. They have three children the youngest of which, Joe, will be a junior at Southridge next school year.

He says he and his family are thrilled to back in Dubois County….

Lagrange was one of 15 candidates vying for the position. The Southwest school board last night agreed on a three-year contract for Lagrange that will take effect on July 1st.

Lagrange will replace Mike Eineman who announced his plans to retire as superintendent back in February.

Eineman has been in the Southwest corporation for the past 15 years, serving as Southridge High School principal for 11 years before he was selected to replace Terry Enlow as superintendent when he retired in 2013.

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